Murph The Protector – Medal of Honor Honoree

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March 25, 2013 3:15 PM by Wade Blogs

murph_the_protectorMichael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL lieutenant and the first person to be awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was also the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards included the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

As we wrote about last week, he had a movie/documentary that came out on this past weekend and I went to go see it despite being glued to March Madness since high noon on Thursday (March 21). The movie is being released in select Regal Cinemas theaters through a partnership with Mactavish Pictures, a company founded by the filmmaker, author, and U.S. Navy veteran to tell stories of honor, courage, and commitment.This story told the life of Michael Murphy and many of the people who went to go see it already know details of his life. He was a loving, caring, hardworking soul that loved his country as he did his family and friends. He answered the call of freedom and justice before the attacks on 9/11/01. As a Navy SEAL he was sent into foreign lands to do the toughest of missions, if you’d like to read about his story and those who died during Operation Red Wing then please read “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell.

The movie was great and honestly gave me a sense of what it takes to be the best. Too often we look at heroes in the wrong type of  uniforms. Sports stars, while they can be admirable, are often looked at as gods and heroes for the wrong reasons. Michael Murphy is a hero and if you have young children or neices/nephews bring them to see this movie. It will teach them lessons on how to be men and women of honor.

It is a tear jerker so be prepared…even you tough guy with muscles on muscles!

Cinematic review:  It is a documentary and not on the largest budget, for what it is worth it was great. I highly recommend and I rarely say that for a movie.


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